Man rents shipping container, turns it into elegant apartment

China Plus Published: 2017-09-26 17:04:26
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Ruan Chenhai has converted a shipping container into a unique apartment in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, September 25, 2017. Ruan is renting the container for 1,200 yuan a month. He is thought to be the first person in the Yangtze River Delta region to rent a shipping container for housing. [Photo: VCG]

Ruan Chenhai lives in a shipping container as a tenant in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, September 25, 2017. The rent is 1,200 yuan a month, which is roughly one-third the cost of a standard apartment in Hangzhou. [Photo: VCG]

Ruan Chenhai lives in a shipping container as a tenant in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, September 25, 2017. The rent is 1,200 yuan a month, which is roughly one-third the cost of a standard apartment in Hangzhou. [Photo: VCG]

Photo showing an apartment converted into a "magic cottage" in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, September 25, 2017. Renter Ruan Chenhai has renovated the container to give it a 'rustic' feel. He pays around 1,200 yuan per month, which is roughly one-third the cost of a standard apartment in Hangzhou.[Photo: VCG]

Photo showing an apartment converted into a "magic cottage" in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, September 25, 2017. Renter Ruan Chenhai has renovated the container to give it a 'rustic' feel. He pays around 1,200 yuan per month, which is roughly one-third the cost of a standard apartment in Hangzhou.[Photo: VCG]

Ruan Chenhai has converted a a shipping container into a unique apartment in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, September 25, 2017. Ruan is renting the container for 1,200 yuan a month. He is thought to be the first person in the Yangtze River Delta region to rent a shipping container for housing. [Photo: VCG]

Ruan Chenhai has converted a a shipping container into a unique apartment in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, September 25, 2017. Ruan is renting the container for 1,200 yuan a month. He is thought to be the first person in the Yangtze River Delta region to rent a shipping container for housing. [Photo: VCG]

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